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Former Judge Steve Alm Announces Bid For Prosecuting Attorney Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

Former Judge Steve Alm Announces Bid For Prosecuting Attorney

He has the support of the police union and the chair of the police commission.

Trump Campaign Praises Gabbard’s Attacks On Democrats Screen shot

Trump Campaign Praises Gabbard’s Attacks On Democrats

The Hawaii congresswoman was on the national debate stage this week and used it as an opportunity to criticize her own party.

Presidential Debate Puts Gabbard At Odds With Harris, Buttigieg Screen shot

Presidential Debate Puts Gabbard At Odds With Harris, Buttigieg

The Hawaii congresswoman barely made the Atlanta debate stage due to low poll numbers. In addition to candidates, she took on her own party.

Hawaii Supreme Court: Gov Can Appoint Whoever He Wants During Interim Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court: Gov Can Appoint Whoever He Wants During Interim

Monday’s opinion resolves a dispute that arose in the wake of the failed NextEra-Hawaiian Electric Industries merger.

Kauai’s Carvalho Backs Kahele For Congress Courtesy

Kauai’s Carvalho Backs Kahele For Congress

The Democratic state senator continues to rack up the endorsements.

Gabbard’s Base: Overwhelmingly Male, Mostly Conservative Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard’s Base: Overwhelmingly Male, Mostly Conservative

The presidential candidate’s support among women is “practically nonexistent,” says FiveThirtyEight.

Ed Case: Impeachment Is In ‘Every Single One Of My Days’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Ed Case: Impeachment Is In ‘Every Single One Of My Days’

Hawaii Congressman Ed Case says that every day he has to balance the House’s ongoing impeachment investigation with his day to day job of representing his district.

Mazie Hirono Gets A Book Deal To Tell Her Life Story Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Mazie Hirono Gets A Book Deal To Tell Her Life Story

The U.S. senator from Hawaii will detail her upbringing as an immigrant, her recent bout with kidney cancer and her political life in the Trump era.

White Nationalists Try To Claim Aloha Spirit As Their Own

White Nationalists Try To Claim Aloha Spirit As Their Own

David Duke endorsed an ultra-right radio show on social media with the caption “the aloha spirit will set you free.”

Sen. Laura Thielen Won’t Seek Re-Election To Hawaii Senate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sen. Laura Thielen Won’t Seek Re-Election To Hawaii Senate

Thielen said, “I’m going to end my time as a legislator, and get back to the doing.”

Political Feuding Over The Border Wall Is Stalling Military Housing Reform Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Political Feuding Over The Border Wall Is Stalling Military Housing Reform

Grim housing conditions on military bases in Hawaii and elsewhere remain as Congress continues to argue over diverting military dollars to pay for Trump’s proposed border wall.

Neal Milner: Democrats Are Right — ‘God Talk’ Will Polarize Voters

Neal Milner: Democrats Are Right — ‘God Talk’ Will Polarize Voters

In 2020, religious talk is unlikely to transcend partisanship.

November 2019

Thursday, November 21

Former Judge Steve Alm Announces Bid For Prosecuting Attorney

Wednesday, November 20

Presidential Debate Puts Gabbard At Odds With Harris, Buttigieg

Tuesday, November 19

Hawaii Supreme Court: Gov Can Appoint Whoever He Wants During Interim

Thursday, November 14

Ed Case: Impeachment Is In ‘Every Single One Of My Days’

Tuesday, November 12

White Nationalists Try To Claim Aloha Spirit As Their Own

Thursday, November 7

Sen. Laura Thielen Won’t Seek Re-Election To Hawaii Senate

Political Feuding Over The Border Wall Is Stalling Military Housing Reform

Neal Milner: Democrats Are Right — ‘God Talk’ Will Polarize Voters

October 2019

Tuesday, October 29

How Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation Is Involved In Impeachment

Denby Fawcett: Understanding What Drives Tulsi Gabbard Is A Futile Task

Thursday, October 24

Tulsi Gabbard Won’t Run For Re-Election To US House

Tuesday, October 22

Gabbard Affirms She Won’t Run As Third Party Candidate

Tuesday, October 15

Tulsi Gabbard: ‘Blood Of The Kurds’ On Trump’s Hands

Federal Campaign Filings Show Gabbard Has Raised Another $3 Million

Thursday, October 10

Rep. Gabbard Plays Up Military Service But Says Little About It

Thursday, October 3

How Tulsi Gabbard Got Back On The National Debate Stage

September 2019

Monday, September 30

Danny De Gracia: Impeachment More About Politics Than Justice

Friday, September 27

Tulsi Gabbard Now Says She Supports Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Tuesday, September 24

Rep. Ed Case Backs Pelosi’s Call For Impeachment Inquiry

Tulsi Gabbard Earns Spot In October Debate

Monday, September 23

Schatz Calls For Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump

Wednesday, September 18

Anti-Caldwell PAC’s Inaccurate Reporting Leads To $15,000 Fine

Monday, September 9

Why Is Tulsi Gabbard Paying This Obscure Consultant Big Bucks?

August 2019

Wednesday, August 28

Tulsi Gabbard Misses 2020 Presidential Debate Threshold

Tuesday, August 20

Caldwell Considering Possible Run For Governor

Thursday, August 15

Hanabusa Takes First Steps In Run For Honolulu Mayor

Thursday, August 8

It’s Gabbard’s Home Turf, But Sanders Is Raising More Money From Hawaii Donors

Tuesday, August 6

Hawaii Democratic Party Chair Leaves To Run AARP

Friday, August 2

Hirono On The Border: ‘I Know How Important It Is To Keep Families Together’

July 2019

Wednesday, July 31

Tulsi Gabbard Attacks Kamala Harris In Presidential Debate

Thursday, July 25

Chad Blair: Why Is Tulsi Gabbard Really Suing Google?

Thursday, July 18

Hawaii Governor Keeps His Official Visitor List Under Wraps

Tuesday, July 16

Gabbard Has Missed Nearly A Quarter Of House Votes This Year

Monday, July 15

Gabbard Lags Behind Presidential Race Frontrunners In Fundraising

June 2019

Sunday, June 30

Hawaii Teen Tells Politicians: Listen To Us, Or We’ll Vote You Out

Wednesday, June 26

Gabbard Sticks To Her Talking Points In First Presidential Debate

Monday, June 24

Report: Trump Vetted Gabbard For Administration Job

Thursday, June 13

Neal Milner: Hawaii’s Scholars Ought To Be Making Sense Of Its Politics

May 2019

Thursday, May 30

Neal Milner: Why Is Every Legislative Session Shrouded In Political Mystery?

Wednesday, May 29

Case And Schatz Say It’s Not Yet Time To Pursue Impeachment

Wednesday, May 22

Why Are There So Many Candidates For President?

Monday, May 13

Danny De Gracia: Maybe Hirono Should Be A ‘Badass’ On Local Issues Too

Monday, May 6

Danny De Gracia: The Legislature Really Blew It This Year

Friday, May 3

Senate Closes The 2019 Session With Some Sharp Divisions

Airbnb Bill: Where Lawmakers Live Determined How They Voted

Thursday, May 2

Neal Milner: We Are Caught In The Crossfire Surrounding The Mueller Report

April 2019

Tuesday, April 30

Iconic Hawaii Properties Could Soon Pay More Taxes

Hawaii Senate Narrowly Votes To Tax Airbnb Rentals

Chad Blair: Last Chance For The Water Rights Bill

How These Bills Could Help Those With Serious Mental Illness

Why Plans For A New Navy Dry Dock Leave Ship Repair Industry Divided

Monday, April 29

Donovan Dela Cruz Plays Hardball With Foes Of The Airbnb Tax

Friday, April 26

Ed Case: Some PAC Money Is OK As Long As He Knows Where It’s Coming From

Tuesday, April 23

Hawaii Takes Another Step Toward Statewide All-Mail Voting

Indian Americans Are Big Donors To Gabbard Campaign

Denby Fawcett: Tulsi Gabbard Isn’t The First Hawaii Resident To Run For President

Wednesday, April 17

Chad Blair: Why, Tulsi, Why?

Tuesday, April 16

Hawaii Rep. Ed Case Raised 99% Of Campaign Money From PACs

Monday, April 15

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Raises $1.9 Million In Bid For White House

Saturday, April 13

Waters Defeats Ozawa In Honolulu City Council Rematch

Thursday, April 11

Neal Milner: All This Partisan Bickering May Get Bloody

Monday, April 8

Sen. Kai Kahele Says He’s Raised $250,000 To Challenge Tulsi Gabbard

Ed Case’s ‘Talk Story’ Has Aged Well

Thursday, April 4

Waters Leads Ozawa In Money Raised And Spent In City Council Race

Monday, April 1

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’

March 2019

Friday, March 29

Ige Decides Not To Renominate Two Cabinet Members

Thursday, March 28

Chad Blair: How To Pick A President

Friday, March 22

Political Mailers: Shamelessly Exploiting The News Media

Thursday, March 14

Neal Milner: This Business Genius Will Bomb As A Presidential Contender

Tuesday, March 12

2019 Is Shaping Up As The Year Of Investigation In Congress

Monday, March 11

Finish The Job: Legislators Making Progress On Elections, Government Ethics

Friday, March 1

Gut And Replace Resurfaces At Hawaii Legislature

Tulsi Gabbard’s Financial Disclosures Leave Out Ties To Koch-Funded Think Tank

February 2019

Thursday, February 21

Special Council Election Requires Hundreds Of New Campaign Finance Reports

Monday, February 11

Gabbard Greeted In Iowa By Friendly Crowds And Fierce Weather

Friday, February 8

Hawaii Civics 101: How A Bill Becomes A Law

Thursday, February 7

Neal Milner: Gabbard Lost Her Political Acumen At Just The Wrong Time

Wednesday, February 6

Gabbard Takes Heat On MSNBC Over Russia, Assad

Saturday, February 2

Tulsi Gabbard On Running For President: ‘We Must Fight For The Soul Of Our Country’

Friday, February 1

Tulsi Gabbard Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With $2 Million In The Bank

High Turnover In Gabbard’s Office Preceded ‘Tulsi 2020’ Problems

January 2019

Thursday, January 31

Chad Blair: Do We Really Need A Dan Inouye Day? Or An Obama Ice Cream Shop?

Wednesday, January 30

Gabbard’s Claims Of ‘Religious Bigotry’ Draw Cheers From The Right

Tuesday, January 29

House Speaker: Really, Judges Are My BFFs

Friday, January 25

Supreme Court Invalidates Ozawa-Waters Election Result

Welcome To The Instant Outrage Of Today’s Washington, Mr. Case

Thursday, January 24

9 Things To Know About Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard Formally Launches Presidential Campaign With Video

Monday, January 21

Sen. Kai Kahele Gets A Jump On 2020 In Announcing Congressional Bid

Thursday, January 17

Gabbard Apologizes In Video For Past Statements On Gay Rights

Neal Milner: Why Is Hawaii Afraid To Recount Votes In Close Races?

Wednesday, January 16

Chad Blair: The Incredible Shrinking Tulsi Gabbard

Friday, January 11

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Ozawa-Waters Election Challenge

Tulsi Gabbard Running For President In 2020

Trump’s Border Wall Could Imperil $345M Ala Wai Canal Flood Control Project

Wednesday, January 9

Court Rejects LoPresti’s Challenge Of His Loss In Ewa Beach Senate Race

Saturday, January 5

Tulsi Gabbard Is A Rising Progressive Star Despite Her Support For Hindu Nationalists

Friday, January 4

‘I Feel The Energy’: Ed Case Returns To Congress

Thursday, January 3

Chad Blair: Tulsi Gabbard’s Unlikely Path To The Presidency